The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Compatibility Testing
Rank 536 526 488
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -38
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 23 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.060% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.080% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 5
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£290 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £285 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £281 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.77% -29.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £34.06 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.06 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35681 34909 30371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.20% 75.38% 73.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22883 21377 18449
Average daily rate £425 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1091 1133
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Compatibility Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -24 9 £260 -0.95% 1
London +5 8 £319 -12.73% 1
North West -19 5 £270 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3
East of England - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Compatibility Testing.

1 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Windows
3 12 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 11 (30.56%) XenApp
4 11 (30.56%) AppSense
4 11 (30.56%) Citrix
5 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 10 (27.78%) BDD
6 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 8 (22.22%) MS Office
7 8 (22.22%) Selenium
8 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (19.44%) SCCM
8 7 (19.44%) Application Packaging
8 7 (19.44%) Android
8 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
8 7 (19.44%) Validation
9 6 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (16.67%) C
9 6 (16.67%) Java
9 6 (16.67%) Apple iOS
10 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
10 5 (13.89%) JIRA
10 5 (13.89%) QA
10 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
10 5 (13.89%) System Testing
10 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
10 5 (13.89%) VBScript
10 5 (13.89%) Mobile App

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Compatibility Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.33%) CMS
1 3 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Office
2 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) DNS
1 3 (8.33%) 3G
1 3 (8.33%) SS7
1 3 (8.33%) ISUP
1 3 (8.33%) SCCP
1 3 (8.33%) INAP
1 3 (8.33%) Firewall
1 3 (8.33%) SGSN
1 3 (8.33%) 4G
2 2 (5.56%) LTE
3 1 (2.78%) GPRS
3 1 (2.78%) GSM
3 1 (2.78%) SMS
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Selenium
2 5 (13.89%) JIRA
3 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.11%) MSI
3 4 (11.11%) AdminStudio
4 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 3 (8.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.56%) JBehave
5 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.56%) Subversion
5 2 (5.56%) Firebug
5 2 (5.56%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.78%) Maven
6 1 (2.78%) Hudson
6 1 (2.78%) JUnit
General
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 3 (8.33%) Publishing
2 2 (5.56%) Electronics
2 2 (5.56%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
1 12 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Applications Packager
4 6 (16.67%) Applications Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Web Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) SCCM Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Application Packaging
2 4 (11.11%) HTML
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (5.56%) J2ME
3 2 (5.56%) CSS
3 2 (5.56%) SOAP
3 2 (5.56%) Ajax
3 2 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (2.78%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.33%) Handset
2 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.56%) Replication
3 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) iPhone
4 1 (2.78%) Open Source
4 1 (2.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (19.44%) Android
4 6 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 3 (8.33%) webOS
6 2 (5.56%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) BDD
3 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Validation
4 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
5 5 (13.89%) System Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (8.33%) Usability Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Load Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Web Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) C
1 6 (16.67%) Java
2 5 (13.89%) VBScript
2 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) VB
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) ISEB
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) XenApp
2 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Citrix
1 11 (30.56%) AppSense
2 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Sitecore
3 3 (8.33%) Appcelerator
4 2 (5.56%) Adobe
5 1 (2.78%) Informatica
5 1 (2.78%) Apple